Acute myocardial infarct in infants.


  • V P Martins Serviço de Cardiologia Pediátrica, Hospital de Santa Marta, Lisboa.
  • A J Macedo
  • S Kaku
  • F Pinto
  • E Pinto
  • M A Nunes
  • M M Zarcos
  • M C Nascimento
  • L Duarte
  • J M Videira-Amaral
  • M Lima



A retrospective study was made of 6 children, with nonsurgical-related acute myocardial infarction (AMI), between January 1987 and December 1994. The ratio for gender was 1 and mean age at AMI was 49 days, 4 cases being associated with congenital heart disease (Fallot's tetralogy, truncus arteriosus and DiGeorge syndrome, one case each, and anomalous origin of left coronary artery, 2 cases). Kawasaki disease and coronary embolisation from thrombosis of the renal vein occurred in the other 2 cases respectively. All developed congestive cardiac failure and cardiomegaly. In the ECG pathologic q waves with more than 35 msec occurred in all, and QT prolongation occurred in 3. Five children (83%) all with AMI in the anterior and lateral wall of the left ventricle died, death being related with cardiac mechanical failure and not with arrhythmias.


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Martins VP, Macedo AJ, Kaku S, Pinto F, Pinto E, Nunes MA, Zarcos MM, Nascimento MC, Duarte L, Videira-Amaral JM, Lima M. Acute myocardial infarct in infants. Acta Med Port [Internet]. 1996 Dec. 31 [cited 2022 Nov. 28];9(10-12):341-6. Available from:



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